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An Update on Fridah, Care2 Sponsored Child

  • by Marya G.
  • December 26, 2013
  • 11:38 am
An Update on Fridah, Care2 Sponsored Child

At Care2, our members take action every day and these actions make a difference.  Visiting Care2 Click to Donate pages is one example where a simple click of a mouse can turn into real donations to non-profit organizations.  The Click to Donate clicks pay for child sponsorships for 16 children through Children International, including Fridah from Zambia.  Your daily clicks have helped to provide Fridah new clothing, shoes, healthcare and educational support since August, 2009.

Update from Fridah

Due to Fridah’s young age, her update was written by her brother.

Dear Sponsors,
How are you and your family? Here Fridah is doing fine. She loves to play outdoor games with friends. As a brother, I am very much happy for the good support you are giving Fridah and we send a big hug to you.
Jonathon (brother)

Update from Children International

Age / Health
Fridah turned 6 years old on her last birthday, which was in May.  The last time she was measured and weighed, she had grown to 3 feet 10 inches tall and weighed 45 pounds.

School / Activities
Fridah attends school.  According to Fridah, her favorite subject is art.
Fridah loves to spend her free time engaged in activities like playing with dolls, friends and her siblings. Her hobby or talent is dancing.

Home Life
Fridah’s father, Godwin, is a laborer.  Her mother, Mary, is a homemaker.  While the household income varies depending on the availability of work, they usually average about $80 a month.

The family lives in a house, which is constructed of concrete walls, concrete flooring and a corrugated metal roof.  Her house has a multi-use room and a bed room.  Fridah sleeps on a mat on the floor.  Cooking facilities consist of a coal stove.  Electricity is available but not affordable. The sanitary facility is a community latrine. The family has access to clean water through a community faucet.

Lusaka, Zambia’s capital, is one of the most rapidly modernizing cities in Sub-Saharan Africa, with skyscrapers of glass and steel stretching upward while casting shadows on bustling traditional markets that fill the streets below. But the outskirts of Lusaka, where Children International works, are an entirely different story. Here, the twisting dirt roads are lined with tiny, cinderblock shacks filled with broken families living in utter squalor and deprivation. In these places, where the basic essentials of life are so scarce, sponsorship makes a profound impact on the lives of poor children.

Thankfully, sponsorship is helping Fridah by monitoring her health and providing her with the essentials she desperately needs, such as:
• New clothing and shoes
• Basic health care, dental care and medicine
• Educational support, like school uniforms and supplies
A big thank you to the Care2 members that have been clicking daily and providing children like Fridah the support they need.


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about Marya G.

Marya is the V.P. of Product Management and is responsible for Care2's product and marketing strategy and execution. Marya is an advocate of animal rescue and has two adopted pets, including Buddy,... more

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